[OpenSCAD] Joining parts
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Fri Jul 19 10:43:50 EDT 2019
PLA is also soluble in ethyl acetate, which is a lot safer.
On Fri, 19 Jul 2019, 15:40 Bryan Lee, <leebc11 at acm.org> wrote:
> Thus arnholm at arnholm.org hast written on Fri, Jul 19, 2019 at 09:51:43AM
> +0200, and, according to prophecy, it shall come to pass that:
> > I think that is a very practical and sensible approach, nice idea. What
> > of glue do you use for PLA joined this way?
> I was just reading last night that:
> "PLA is soluble in solvents, hot benzene, tetrahydrofuran, and
> and "PLLA can be solvent welded using dichloromethane."
> [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polylactic_acid#Materials_properties ]
> Read the Material Safety Data Sheets on those first, as they may be
> carcinogenic and pose other hazards.
> Dichloromethane "is also used extensively by model building hobbyists for
> joining plastic components together. It is commonly referred to as
> "Di-clo." " So it's use for gluing plastic seems fairly common.
> [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dichloromethane ]
> Other than that, I've used Cyanoacrylate/superglue to glue PLA.
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